Jeff Vian: >>> That is the size of the directory and its contents in kB. It is >>> displayed with all 'ls' output using the -l flag. Tim: >> Are you sure about that? I couldn't find any reference inside Fedora >> about it. Something else, more general about Linux, said it was in >> "blocks." Jeff Vian: > I am sure. See below. > > [[email protected] download]# ls -al movie > total 1080028 > drwxrwxr-x 2 jeff jeff 4096 Oct 31 2005 . > drwxrwxr-x 110 jeff jeff 4096 Oct 27 18:23 .. > -rw-r--r-- 1 jeff jeff 820366348 Aug 12 2005 myhomemovie.mpg > -rw-r--r-- 1 jeff jeff 284465240 Sep 26 2002 myhomemovie2.mpg That kind of proves my point. You have 1.1 GB of files in that directory, but the "total" is just a little over 1 million. It can't be a total stated in the kilobytes. > [[email protected] download]# du -s movie > 1080020 movie "du" also works in blocks, unless you specify that it give you an output in another way. Likewise, with "df". -- (Currently testing FC5, but still running FC4, if that's important.) Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored. I read messages from the public lists.